IFOAM, acronym for the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements. It was founded after a meeting in Versailles, France on November 5, 1972 organised by Roland Chevriot of Nature et Progr├ęs. He invited a number of participants including Lady Eve Balfour, founder of the UK Soil Association, Kjell Arman from the Swedish Biodynamic Association and Jerome Goldstein from the Rodale Institute. Every three years IFOAM holds an Organic World Congress every three years, the latest of which was in Delhi, India in 2017.